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Cornerback possible not a Giants precedence


As section of The Post’s 2021 NFL Draft preview, we analyze what the Giants may possibly do at every single situation. Thursday: Cornerback.

Do the Giants have adequate cornerbacks? Maybe, if every thing goes in accordance to approach with the gamers they have on their roster, which pretty much in no way happens. Could they choose a cornerback higher in this NFL draft — as large as the No. 11-all round pick? That is undoubtedly a likelihood, though it is extra probably they go in a different path in the first spherical.

Two a long time back, the Giants traded up into the first round to consider DeAndre Baker out of Ga with the No. 30-general decide. That turned out to be a terrible decide, contemplating Baker experienced a undesirable rookie 12 months and was produced following he was strike with significant criminal expenses in Florida (the charges have been dropped following the Giants enable him go). Using Sam Beal in the 2018 supplemental draft has also, consequently much, amounted to absolutely nothing. Beal’s NFL résumé features only 6 video games played in three seasons he opted out in 2020.

These misses designed it crucial the Giants open the vault in 2020 to signal James Bradberry and do it all over again in 2021 to indication Adoree’ Jackson. Bradberry was incredible in his Giants debut season. Jackson will be an speedy starter. They also have Darnay Holmes as a slot corner getting into his second NFL season, as nicely as Isaac Yiadom, who began 10 video games in 2020, as the Giants struggled to come across an outdoors corner to use with Bradberry.

Alabama Crimson Tide defensive back Patrick Surtain II
Patrick Surtain II might be took superior for the Giants to move up at No. 11.
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Caleb Farley of Virginia Tech is a stud, but there are injuries fears. Patrick Surtain II from Alabama must be on the board for the Giants. If he is, he is difficult to go up, but the Giants most likely will do so. It is a lot more possible they go for a corner later in the draft.

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